Category Archives: Lure Making

Great Lake Walleye Spinner Blades: Which, Where and Why

There has been much discussion lately about the types of spinner blades to use while making, and/or using crawler harnesses to catch walleye.  I am seeing posts on Facebook and starting to get emails asking very direct questions on the … Continue reading

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Walleye Jig Colors: where do the ideas come from?

There are lots of color choices when it comes to painting jigs.  You can choose the tried and true, or you can step out and come up with something original on your own.  In my case I look at what … Continue reading

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The Buck-Shot Perch Dropper Goes National…

…or worldwide even!  Northland Tackle liked my idea about combining the iconic ice fishing spoon, the Buck-Shot Rattle Spoon, with their Dropper Hooks.  Liked so much that they wanted me to do an article for their blog section of the … Continue reading

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Getting an UV Overcoat

Does an UV finish catch you more fish, I honestly don’t know.  When it comes to my ice fishing jigs for bluegill and crappie, I have so many I can’t in all truthfulness keep track of which is which.  I have … Continue reading

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Cleaning Jig Eyes: the easy way

I placed an order the other day for some new jigs, which got me thinking about all the jigs, and blade baits I either bought or made last year.  There is nothing worse than pulling a jig out of the … Continue reading

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Making and Painting Walleye Jigs

When pouring jigs, I head up the stairs of the shop to my “craft” area.  I have a table all set up for making my jigs. A  20 pound Hot Pot, large house fan for exhaust, an old soup can … Continue reading

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When it comes to Perch Fishing, you have to try GLOW BEADS

  “Shhhh…..its a secret”…..is perhaps the one sure-fire way to spread the word, and when it comes to perch fishing, you have to try glow beads. Of all the panfish out there, perch, at least in my experience seem to … Continue reading

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Walleye Harness Blade Basics: what do you need in your arsenal to get the job done

Some of the most popular “vintage” posts are about walleye blades; shapes, sizes and colors.  All these things are important when buying blades and building your own walleye catching rigs.  For this article let us take an approach for the first … Continue reading

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Time to Get into the Spring of Things: Big Eye Spring Baits

Tis that time of the year, despite the snow and ice hanging on by a thread under the pine trees, it is time to gear up for spring walleye fishing on the Great Lakes. I have hauled the shanties upstairs … Continue reading

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The 7th Annual Michigan-Ohio Sportfishing Expo…THIS WEEKEND….

….February 8th and 9th! With another snow storm about to hit tomorrow, you just cannot help but love this winter and all the ice fishing it has to offer!  BUT, it is the show season and despite the winter weather, … Continue reading

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